What do you know about whiplash? Many people have heard of whiplash, and a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing – so it’s hardly surprising that there is a lot of misinformation out there about a whiplash injury in Lochgilphead!
Accident Advice Helpline, a renowned personal injury law firm with 15 years’ experience in the field, would like to set the record straight and give you a few facts about this condition – and what to do if it happens to you.
What whiplash is
The injury itself is to the ligaments and tendons of the neck, which are put under strain when the head jerks. And what causes the head to jerk? The answer is: sudden impact! Yes, that’s why a whiplash injury in Lochgilphead is often because a car accident has happened.
But it isn’t just car accidents that cause whiplash. You can also get it from a slip and fall, or from a blow to the head that happens during a sports game.
Whiplash usually becomes apparent a few hours after the incident that caused it. Sufferers commonly experience pain, stiffness and tenderness, and find that they can’t move their neck as easily as they normally could.
Treatment is also simple: rest and painkillers! That’s about it. You should also not immobilise your neck in a brace, much as this may seem strange.
What to do if you get a whiplash injury in Lochgilphead
Apart from going to the doctor or hospital, you should consider making a claim for compensation, if your whiplash has been caused by someone else.
Many people wonder why they should claim. At Accident Advice Helpline, we say: why not claim? One reason for claiming is to recover all of the out-of-pocket expenses which your accident has caused you.
Not all accidents qualify for compensation though, to you need to have yours assessed. Our trained advisors can do this for you.
- We can help you claim if you did not cause your accident.
- Your claim must be started not longer than 3 years after your accident.
- You will need medical evidence, so have your injuries treated.
Make your claim for a whiplash injury in Lochgilphead now
Making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline just couldn’t be easier. We won’t even ask you for any upfront fees, because we always work on a no-win, no-fee basis.
So why not call and find out if you are eligible to make a claim? It’s free to call from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or you can call us from a mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Our advisors are here to help you so why not call for the best claims advice today.